Prayer amid Pandemic
Prayer amid Pandemic is a podcast to encourage and sharpen the church during this season of coronavirus. Twice a week we’ll give you stories of Christian individuals and communities whose lives and faith were shaped by sickness. We’ll also get an update on the latest on the COVID-19 situation and pray together, hearing from Christians around the world.
Episode 16|19minThe First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox
Kateri Tekakwitha lost loved ones and most of her vision due to an outbreak. She held onto her love for God.
Episode 15|20minThe Christian Teens Who Took on the Spread of Ebola
How young people in Sierra Leone stepped up when an epidemic broke out.
Episode 14|17minThe 17th-Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera
What the writing and life of Renaissance woman Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz offered the church during her lifetime—and today.
Episode 13|16minPerpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues
A noblewoman from Carthage converted to Christianity. A decision that changed everything.
Episode 12|17minEven Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients
Little was known about the epidemic. But Philomena Percival’s love for God prompted her to take risks for the sick in Guyana.
Episode 11|23minSickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth-Century Theologians
How Macrina's untimely death impacted her brothers Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa.
Episode 10|22minWhat a Plague-Ravaged Village Knew About Eternity
An English town’s response to hardship in the 17th century offers a challenge to the global church today.
Episode 9|22minThe Black Death Left Many Terrified. Not Catherine of Siena.
After a pandemic killed millions, one woman still boldly shared God’s love.
Episode 8|22minThey Named a Pandemic After This Church Leader
How a third century bishop’s response to the plague inspired the church.
Episode 7|25minWhat a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
Cotton Mather’s response to an outbreak in his community was inspired by Onesimus’s life story.